Aztec Mayan Xolotl Underworld ancient replica Sculpture www.Neo-Mfg.com 7" museum Reproduction
SIZE 6.75" Tall. Figure is 5.5" Tall
Xolotl, shown in skeletal form. Mexico before 1521, Landesmuseum Württemberg (Stuttgart) Kunstkammer.
In Aztec mythology, Xolotl was the god with associations to both lightning and death. He was associated with the sunset and would guard the Sun as it traveled through the underworld every night. Dogs were associated with Xolotl. This deity and a dog were believed to lead the soul on its journey to the underworld.
He was commonly depicted as a monstrous dog. Xolotl was the god of fire and lightning. He was also god of twins, monsters, misfortune, sickness, and deformities. Xolotl is the canine brother and twin of Quetzalcoatl, the pair being sons of the virgin Coatlicue.
He is the dark personification of Venus, the evening star, and was associated with heavenly fire.
Xolotl’s connection with sickness may be seen from the fact that he is portrayed as having an emaciated, skeletal frame, whilst his reverse feet and empty eye sockets are representations of his association with deformities.
There is a legend that explains how Xolotl came to have empty eye sockets. In this legend, the other gods decided to sacrifice themselves in order to create humanity. Xolotl did not partake in this ceremony, and cried so much that his eyes came out of their sockets.
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